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Black ink not printing

I just bought a new black ink catridge and my printer is not responding to it. It prints but nothing comes on the page.

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  • himeideby Jun 25, 2008

    i just bought a new black ink cartridge. it prints but nothing is written on the paper.

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Clean heads, clean heads, clean heads, etc. Then do the test print to see if the heads are open. I had similar problem with an Epson, had to clean the heads often, finally got to where the heads wouldn't clean so threw it away and bought another one (HP this time, the heads are included in the ink carts, haven't had to clean the heads at all.)

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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^^well, the time estimate was for me, i'm not sure how other ppl would fare. i thought i worked pretty slow because i didn't really know what i was doing. i never opened up a printer as complicated as the MFC series before, but i do tinker with my own computer so maybe i have some experience to consider in my difficulty/time needed estimate

Posted on May 12, 2008

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SOURCE: I have refilled my black ink catridge in HP PSC

please cover properly the whole you get refilled with it the pressure on that cartridge push out the ink inside and get print...

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: When i'm printing, the black ink doesn't appear on

you need to reboot once.

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